What is Return Loss?

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In telecommunications, return loss is the loss of power in the signal returned/reflected by a discontinuity in a transmission line. This discontinuity can be a mismatch with the terminating load or with a device inserted in the line. It is … Continued

VI8BOD Station

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The portable station set up at the old Qantas Hanger getting ready for a weekend of operation of the commemorative call sign VI8BOD The station has dipoles on 40 20 and 15 meters as well  a rotate able tri-band beam … Continued

The Darwin Disaster December 1974

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The following is a scan of an article written by the late Pierce Healy  VK2APQ in the now no longer published March 1975 edition of  Electronics Australia Magazine. This article details the involvement of Amateur Radio in Post cyclone communications. … Continued